Popular Jain Monk Tarun Sagar passed away at the age of 51 after prolonged illness on Saturday at Radhapuri Temple in Delhi. The monk, who was suffering from jaundice and other ailments, breathed his last at around 3 am. His last rites will be performed at Tarun Sagar Dham in Modinagar in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.
Tarun Sagar was admitted to a private hospital this week as his condition worsened due to jaundice. Over the last few days, the monk had denied further treatment and had stopped taking medicines.
As the news of the monk’s demise spread, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, along with several other politicians from across parties expressed grief and condolences. PM Modi tweeted, “Deeply pained by the untimely demise of Muni Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj. We will always remember him for his rich ideals, compassion and contribution to society. His noble teachings will continue inspiring people. My thoughts are with the Jain community and his countless disciples.”
Deeply pained by the untimely demise of Muni Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj. We will always remember him for his rich ideals, compassion and contribution to society. His noble teachings will continue inspiring people. My thoughts are with the Jain community and his countless disciples. pic.twitter.com/lodXhHNpVK
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 1, 2018
Sad to hear of the passing of Jain Muni Shri Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj. Known for his “Kadve Parvachan”, he spread the message of peace and non-violence in the society. Our country has lost a well-respected spiritual leader. My condolences to his countless followers #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 1, 2018
Anguished by the untimely passing away of Jain Muni Shri Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj. He was known for his compassion. H inspired millions of disciples with his preaching on morals & peace. My heartfelt condolences to his followers. May his soul rest in peace! #tarunsagarji #JainMuni pic.twitter.com/seXAjJD7yi
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) September 1, 2018
Shocked and pained to know about the sudden demise of MuniShri Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj.
His teachings on humanity and great contribution for the society will always be remembered.
My deepest condolences to Jain community and his lakhs of disciples and followers across the globe !
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) September 1, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear about the untimely, unfortunate demise of Pujya Jain Muni Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj at age of 51. His short life will always be remembered for his rich contribution to society in terms of Adhyatm & Humanity. @agniveer prays Eshwar for his Sadgati. Om Shanti! pic.twitter.com/0QHxDOyrjE
— Agniveer (@agniveer) September 1, 2018
Saddened to learn about the untimely demise of Muni Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj. He had devoted his entire life for the welfare of the society. In him, we have lost a noble preacher of peace and humanity. My deepest condolences with his countless followers in this hour of grief.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 1, 2018
Pained to hear the sad demise of Muni Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj. His teachings and ideals will always inspire humanity.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 1, 2018
Tarun Sagar, a monk of the Digambar sect, has a huge following in the Jain community. Born as Pawan Kumar Jain on June 26, 1967 in Dahoh district of Madhya Pradesh, Tarun Sagar chose to live the life of a monk at the age of 13 after getting inspired by sermons of popular monk Acharya Pushpdant Sagar. Tarun Sagar sermons and lectures ‘Kadve Pravachan’ are widely heard and and followed by his followers.